Hard to believe a month has already passed since Aedan was born. The time has flown by. I feel like I have lots to write about but barely able to find any time to write it.
So I apologize for the neglect here but I’m sure it’s understandable. The first month has been full of typical first-month-baby-stuff, I guess. Long nights, spit up, diaper changes, eternal laundry, and a complete overload of cuteness to make it all totally worthwhile.
Over this first month we’ve seen a lot of progress in her growth but I think the milestones to non-parents are maybe a little less interesting, even though of course we’re fascinated. She’s gotten a lot bigger. She’s exclusively breast-feeding, and eating well – we just started her on her first bottle a few days ago. She has one or two long stretches of sleep a day – three to four hours – and sometimes we’re lucky and they actually happen at night. More often sometime in the middle of the day, though. She can just about hold her head up, and we’re expecting intentional smiles any day now. At the moment they come occasionally, but as random exercises of face muscles.
We’ve been benefiting greatly from the cooking of our parents this past month – both sets of which live within an hour’s drive, and so have been very helpful – and also eating a lot of takeout. Which gets rough – the takeout situation in our town is seriously bleak. Slowly but surely I’ve been getting the chance to make more meals myself every now and again.
Moving forward, I’m not really sure exactly where this blog is going to fit into my life, or what I want it to be. It’s admittedly gotten a bit more free form over the months. And as is clear by how little I’ve been posting lately, it’s been difficult for me to find the time to do so. I’m not sure whether that will change in the coming months or not, so I’m been playing it day by day. We’ll just have to wait and see.
I will say that I am beyond excited to bring food into my daughter’s life some day in the (somewhat) near future though. Even just getting to give her a bottle myself was a great experience, and I’m really excited to get to start her on solid foods in awhile.
I’m still on leave for about another month or so, and I do miss writing here more frequently – but right now all my time is being completely monopolized and I don’t mind that a bit.